John Cecil Smith

Male1917–1998

Brief Life History of John Cecil

When John Cecil Smith was born in 1917, in Missouri, United States, his father, Virgil Marion Smith, was 23 and his mother, Arminda " Minda" Collins, was 17. He married Marjorie Marie Laswell on 21 March 1936. He lived in Liberty Township, Pulaski, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Eldon, Miller, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died in 1998, at the age of 81.

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John Cecil Smith
1917–1998
Marjorie Marie Laswell
1915–2013
Marriage: 21 March 1936

Sources (4)

  • Cecil J Smith in household of Virgil M Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cecil Smith, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Cecil Smith in entry for Grishkat Ruth Maria Or Nana Grishkat Thomas, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 March 1936
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1917

    Age 0

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1917 · Joining the First World War

    Age 0

    Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

    1941

    Age 24

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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